Capt. James Kirk commands U.S. Navy’s largest destroyer ever on maiden voyage – National | Globalnews.ca

BATH, Maine (AP) — The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea trials.More than 200 shipbuilders, sailors and residents gathered to watch as the futuristic 600-foot, 15,000-ton USS Zumwalt glided past Fort Popham, accompanied by tugboats.

Source: Capt. James Kirk commands U.S. Navy’s largest destroyer ever on maiden voyage – National | Globalnews.ca

“Destroyer” – thing is bigger than a Virginia class nuclear powered guided missile cruiser.

There’s video at the link.

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